Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Starcross Monastic Community N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.